Report: Favre says he'll retire

Everyone seemed to be under the impression that Brett Favre would be returning to the Vikings soon under his own timetable. News began to leak late Monday that he has informed the team he will remain retired.

The news is breaking this morning that Brett Favre has informed his coaches and teammates that he will not be returning for a 20th season, according to the Star Tribune.

Favre announced his retirement twice previously only to have a change of heart. Reports are citing a specific leg injury and its failure to heal as the reason for the announcement. The Vikings ownership group has been meeting between the practice fields at this morning's training camp practice. There is a buzz around Mankato that will continue until Favre makes the announcement official.

Last year at this time, Favre maintained that he was staying retired because surgery on his injured shoulder hadn't sufficiently healed and, only after one last plea from Brad Childress did he change his mind and come back. There's no telling whether he will return or not.

Childress is scheduled to hold his Tuesday press conference at 11:30 a.m. It is clear that much if not most of the questioning will center on the Favre situation.

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